Glenorie Com­mu­nity Church

Galston, Glenorie and Hills Rural News - - Church News - Pr. Alex & Dee Valich

“If God Is For Us Who Can Be Against Us: Get To Know - Him.”

The wait­ing is fi­nally over! Nine months of prepa­ra­tion has come to an end AND­fi­nally - that pre­cious baby is born into the fam­ily. With ex­cite­ment and a lit­tle fear and trep­i­da­tion, mum and dad leave hospi­tal for home and so be­gins the ad­ven­ture of a life­time- bring­ing up their pre­cious child. So many years ahead to look after, train and pro­tect this lit­tle per­son. “Where is the man­ual?” I hear peo­ple say. “I wasn’t trained for this,” they cry when plans or de­ci­sions need to be made.

One thing stands out. Es­sen­tially, par­ents are FOR their chil­dren. They want them to suc­ceed, have a happy life, have friends, a good ed­u­ca­tion, show re­spect and kind­ness to oth­ers, be re­spon­si­ble and loyal. Par­ents de­sire ‘the best’ for their chil­dren. They don’t al­ways get it right and can make mis­takes along the way. Of­ten, their chil­dren don’t un­der­stand or agree with the de­ci­sions their par­ents make for them. “Why do we have to move?” “Why did you say ‘no’ dad?” As chil­dren, the big pic­ture is of­ten out of their reach and they need to trust their par­ents, whose re­spon­si­bil­ity is to nur­ture and train their chil­dren. Par­ents can ex­plain, have dis­cus­sions, lis­ten to their chil­dren’s point of view, fears and emo­tion­sand

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